Norway and the Arctic Circle 2023

I’m just back from this trip. Before I transcribe my notes during the trip and post some photographs, here’s a summary of the accommodation and costs. Norway doesn’t have to be an expensive destination.

16 Jun 2023 Friday
Catch ferry from Harwich
17 Jun 2023 Saturday
arrive Hoek van Holland
17 Jun 2023
catch ferry from Emden, Germany
18 Jun 2023 Sunday
Arrive Kristiansand 10am
Take E18 toward Oslo then left to E16 toward Honnefos and Lillehammer
18 Jun 2023 Sunday
Camping near Honnefos Utvika Camping
19 Jun 2023 Monday
Camping south of Trondheim St Ren Camping Stoeren
20 Jun 2023 Tuesday
Hotel in Fru Haugans Hotel Mosjeen
21 Jun 2023 Wednesday
Cabin in Haugen Camping Trofors (off E6) visited arctic circle
22 Jun 2023 Thursday
Cabin in Orkanger SW of Trondheim Hogkjolen Fjel Fannrem
23 Jun 2023 Friday
Camping in Alesund at Volsdalen (V busy and noisy)
24 Jun 2023 Saturday
Cabin at Botnen Camping cabin with sink
25 Jun 2023 at 18:00 – 19:00 Sunday
Camping at Austre Bokn windy by road embankment
26 Jun 2023 at 18:00 – 19:00 Monday
Cabin at Ogna camping night 1
27 Jun 2023 at 18:00 – 19:00 Tuesday
Cabin at Ogna camping night 2
28 Jun 2023 at 1700 (Check-in from 1300) Wednesday
Kristiansand ferry to Emden leaves
29 Jun 2023 at 10:00 Thursday
arrive Emden
29 Jun 2023 at 2200hrs
Catch ferry from Hoek van Holland
30 Jun 2023 at 07:00 Friday
Arrive Harwich – home
Total accommodation£361
Fuel (approx.)£220
Ferries from Harwich and Emden£1133
Ferries in Norway£30
TOTAL excl. food£1744

I put together my route from Missenden Flyer’s publishing of Motorrad Tour’s Arctic circle tour. Motorrad tours charged £4500 which I presume included the ferries and hotels and TMF estimated he spent an additional £1500 in petrol and other costs, making a total of £6000. My approach was more down to earth which suited me better. I discovered Cabins on campsites and preferable to my ‘light is right’ but very small tent as well as hugely cheaper to hotels. I’ll write about these in a separate post.